I’ve mocked in various ways some of Castalia House book covers but they are typically not too bad and while they lean heavily on off-the-shelf 3D models, the composition of the scenes is often good. However, the latest one from the supposed new-new-newHeinleinn-who-isnt’-Timothy is a horror:
I hope those guys are literally clones in the story because they look like it. I assume the enormous guns are meant to look impressive but it just looks like somebody has made a horrible error in scale.
The background, with the jungle and the Avatarish helicoptery thing looks OK (nicely lit) but the foliage at the front looks like its pasted on to hide a mistake. The net effect is cheap and amateurish, despite the obvious effort.
Then the lurid green text over a green background. urrrgggghhhhh.
Maybe this is Vox Day’s new weapon against the forces of the left – because one look at that has me recoiling like a vampire from a crucifix.